6 week olds and soon to be layers togeather what if

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by hippiechicks, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. hippiechicks

    hippiechicks In the Brooder

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    [​IMG]:cdokay I have some 6 weeks in with some older chicken everything is going good but in a few week the older ones will be eating layer food and the younger ones will still need grower will it hurt them if they eat the wrong food?
     
  2. 2boxers

    2boxers Songster

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    It hasn't hurt mine.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    I don't like to let any of my younger ones start eating layer feed until they are at least 17 weeks old... and then I still mix in some grower.
     
  4. RendonRoo

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    For a short time you could keep the older ones on grower feed and make sure they have free choice calcium. I think the calcium is the main difference between grower and layer. Then when they get close to 20 weeks they could all have the layer. Good Luck
     

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